Tuesday

May 13, 1997

You Are In Bear Country

by Maxine Kumin

TUESDAY 5/13

Today's Reading:"You Are in Bear Country" by Maxine Kumin from SELECTED POEMS 1960-1990, published by W.W. Norton & Company.

The procession of Our Lady of Fatima takes place today in Portugal, commemorating the 1917 miracle when the Madonna is said to have appeared to three children herding sheep.

Today is the 57th birthday of writer Rachel Ingalls (THEFT), born in Boston in 1940.

Travel writer Bruce Chatwin, whose best-known book PATAGONIA was published in 1977, was born on this day in Sheffield, England, 1940.

Jazz pianist and composer Gil Evans, who collaborated with Miles Davis on such classics as "Moondreams" and "Boplicity," was born on this day in Toronto, Canada, 1912.

It's the birthday of the author of Gothic romances, Daphne du Maurier (REBECCA), born in London, in 1907.

French painter Georges Braque, who saw Pablo Picasso on a daily basis, was born near Paris in 1882.

It's the birthday of the bacteriologist whose discovery of the malarial parasite in the intestinal tract of certain mosquitoes led to the eventual cure of malaria, Sir Ronald Ross, born in Almora, India, 1857.

The United States declared war on Mexico on this day in 1846, after Mexico refused to sell its California territory to the United States.

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